Bob Bellerue
bob@halfnormal.com
347-2O4-4O46


:: WORK RESUME ::

 

:: OVERVIEW ::
Creative designer / engineer for sound, video, lighting, and carpentry
25+ years of experience in live sound engineering, sound design, and event production. 20+ years experience in recording studios, videography, technical theater production (lighting design, stage management). 15+ years of experience with ProTools / Digital Performer / Final Cut Pro and related systems, as well as studio design, construction, wiring, IT tech support, etc.

 

:: TECHNICAL SKILLS ::
Technical Director / Production Manager - oversee all communications, planning, implementation, and production of technical needs for dance/ theater/ music events, and visual arts exhibitions
Audio Engineering – live sound, front of house, monitor mix; live and studio recording, mixing, mastering; system setup, studio design, wiring; troubleshooting, repairs
Video – videography, video projections, video editing, DVD authoring.
Graphic design – posters, CD / DVD / record packaging, promotional materials, press kits, websites.
Computer / IT – setup, installation, repair and systems design for Mac / PC, with strong support for creative environments.
Lighting – lighting design for theater, dance, music; familiar with many models of lighting instruments, consoles, and dimmer packs.

 

:: EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE ::

•Dec 2011-present: Technical Director and Audio Engineer for Issue Project Room (Brooklyn NY)
oversee technical needs for all events and activities; run sound and video for hundreds of concerts, manage rentals; source equipment for capital upgrades

•April 2012-present: Technical Director and Audio Engineer for Trajal Harrell's "Antigone Sr", "Antigone Jr", "Judson Is Ringing In Harlem", "Odori", "Caen Amour", and "In The Mood for Frankie"
Manage technical needs and mix audio for dozens of performancecs throughout the US, Europe, and South America

•1988 – present• Creative Technician (San Diego CA, Boulder CO, Los Angeles CA, Portland OR, Brooklyn NY) Creative technologies setup, maintenance and repair. Audio recording services, editing, noise reduction, audio sweetening, mastering, live sound engineering. Video recording services, editing, mastering, DVD mastering. Sound design, lighting design, video design, set construction, art direction, stage management, stagehand for technical theater and dance. Studio construction, wiring, rack / equipment assembly. Live electronic music, sound installation, homemade instruments and software. Photographic and video documentation. Graphic design for flyers, programs, and websites. Set construction, art department, boom operator, sound recorder, assistant director, 2nd camera. Locations and clients include The Kitchen, HERE Arts Center, Highways Performance Space, Miles Playhouse, LA Theater Center, Unknown Theater,Sarah Michelson, Che Café, Beyond Baroque, Il Corral, California Institute of the Arts, Naropa Institute, 20th St Arts Center, CU Boulder, Dairy Arts Center, Santa Fe Film Festival, Smegma Studios, Audio Impressions, Izod Arena, Giants Stadium, Dangerous Curve, BMOCA, 40 Bands in 80 Minutes, People Who Do Noise.

•March-April 2016: Technical Driector for Fitch-Trecartin exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery (New York NY)
oversee technical planning for 4 video projections and 26-channel sound installation: manage audio/video equipment sourcing, preparation, installation, operation, training, and inventory

•April 2015: Technical Director for A Night of Philosophy at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy (New York NY)
oversee technical planning for an all-night event with 8 performance spaces: setting schedule, sourcing equipment, hiring technicians, setting up equipment, running event, breaking down and packing up

•Oct 2013: Technical Director for Olivier Moffat's exhibition at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy (New York NY)
oversee all technical needs to hang 9 paintings, operate a synchronized video dyptich projection, and move 4 Harley Davidson motorcycles to the 2nd floor without a freight elevator

•June 2011 to present: Curator, Producer, Fundraiser, Promoter, Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Stage Manager, and Performer for the annual "Ende Tymes Festival" at Silent Barn and Knockdown Center (Brooklyn / Queens NY)

•Nov 2012 - April 2013: Production Manager for The Wooster Group (New York NY)
Manage 4 productions on tour to Santiago (Chile), Sao Paulo (Brasil), San Francisco and Los Angeles (CA), overseeing all technical communications, drawings, customs, shipping, load-in, tech, backstage manager, audio engineer, load-out, and lcoal transportation.

•Dec 2011 to June 2012: Production Manager, Scenic Designer, Stage Manager, and Audio Engineer for Sarah Michelson's "American Dancer" at The Whitney (New York NY)

•Oct 2008 to Dec 2011: Technical Director at The Kitchen (New York NY)
Oversee all productions, exhibitions, and facilities for this vereable non-profit art / performance institution. Manage and facilitate all technical needs for the theater (dance, theater, music, film / video, literary), the gallery (visual art, sound installation, video projection, durational performance), special events (Fall Auction, Spring Gala, bi-annual Street Fair, sporadic fundraisers in private homes), and general building facilities (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, FDNY codes, DOB requirements, fire alarm testing, sprinkler inspection, security alarm maintenance, etc). Oversee budgets, schedule all overhires, manage payroll and paperwork. Hands-on working with sound, video, lighting, rigging, art handling, carpentry, painting, repairs, etc.

•2000 – 2008• Freelance Macintosh / Network technician (Los Angeles CA, Portland OR, Brooklyn NY) On-call computer technician for Macintosh computers and general network servicing. Troubleshoot problems for all users in the home, office, and studio. Setup and maintain small networks (routers, DSL/cable modems, wireless), configure and install network wiring, replace hardware, take apart machines (all models Macintosh, many Windows systems - desktop, laptop, server). Strength in troubleshooting, optimization of operating systems, creating good-practices instructions, support for the graphics / audio / video industries. Web and email hosting. Clients include Cornerstone Display Group, Twinart, 20th St Arts Center, IT4LA, California Institute of the Arts, Avamere, VCPI.

 

:: EDUCATION ::
MFA Composition – New Media, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA, May 2003
BA Writing / Music, Naropa Institute, Boulder CO, May 1995

 

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